Makeup Palettes

Bobbi Brown Major Crush Crushed Liquid Lip Color Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Bobbi Brown Major Crush Crushed Liquid Lip Color Set Bobbi Brown Major Crush Crushed Liquid Lip Color Set Bobbi Brown Major Crush Crushed Liquid Lip Color Set Major Crush Bobbi Brown Major Crush Crushed Liquid Lip Color Set ($45.00 for 0.68 oz.) includes four, full-sized glossy, liquid lipsticks. Two shades–Mango Mood and Smoothie Move–are part of the permanent range, while the other two are new (as far as I’m aware). They retail for $27 each normally, so the set contains…

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ColourPop Call Me on My Shellphone Super Shock Shadow Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Call Me on my Shellphone Super Shock Shadow Trio Colour Pop Call Me on my Shellphone Super Shock Shadow Trio Colour Pop Call Me on my Shellphone Super Shock Shadow Trio Colour Pop Call Me on my Shellphone Super Shock Shadow Trio Call Me on my Shellphone Colour Pop Call Me on my Shellphone Super Shock Shadow Trio ($15.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new trio from the Coconuts collection, which launched this week. The three shades have…

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ColourPop x Disney Anna Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Anna Colour Pop Anna 9-Pan Pressed Shadow Palette ($15.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features a mix of shimmers and mattes, along with a Pressed Glitter. The mattes were a little drier and/or more powdery (see below for specifics), so they weren’t as pigmented or as finely-milled as I’ve come to expect from the brand, though they were buildable and easy enough to work with as blending wasn’t an issue. The palette launches November 15th!…

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ColourPop x Disney Elsa Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Elsa Colour Pop Elsa 9-Pan Pressed Shadow Palette ($15.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring a mix of shimmers and mattes that ranged from lavender to coral to burgundy. It’s one of the “cooler”-toned palettes the brand has released, and those who like their shifty shades, three are noticeable duochromes.  The products performed consistently with the ColourPop formula; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with Water being the only eyeshadow shade that had real room for improvement.…

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ColourPop Bird of Paradise Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Bird of Paradise Colour Pop Bird of Paradise 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition (and Ulta-exclusive) palette that featured warmer, more orange- and red-toned shades with a mix of shimmers and mattes. The majority of the shades in the palette performed well; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. A few of the mattes were slightly powdery or a bit drier, but when the lowest-rated shade is an A-, I think the palette is…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 2 Mini Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Norvina Mini Vol. 2 Anastasia Norvina Mini Vol. 2 Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Palette ($29.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan palette that features two shimmer shades and seven matte shades. The mattes were on the drier side with light to moderate powderiness, though most of them were workable but I’d highly recommend pairing with a lightly hydrating/smoothing primer. The shimmers were both drier and under-performing against most shimmer eyeshadows these days (including ones from the brand).…

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ColourPop Bye Bye Birdie Eyehadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Bye Bye Birdie Colour Pop Bye Bye Birdie 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new palette released in time for the holidays. It features a mix of finishes from Super Shock Shadow to Pressed Glitter. The mattes seemed a bit more powdery than the average shade in the finish, but they were fairly pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing so just take care to tap off excess and/or apply eye makeup before base products. The Super Shock…

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Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Mercury Retrograde Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette ($67.00 for 0.59 oz.) is a new, 18-shade palette housed in a translucent, plastic component with a large mirror and a mix of finishes. The matte shades were more powdery with coverage that ranged from medium to opaque, some built up more readily than others, and a few seemed to be drier and look that way applied. Most of the shimmers had a more emollient quality to them–like a cream-powder hybrid–but performed…

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ColourPop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio Heavy Metal Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio ($15.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new trio that launched alongside Smoke Show a few weeks ago. All three shades have been released before, though I haven’t tested them in awhile, so it seemed like the right time…

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ColourPop My Perch or Yours Blush & Lite Stix Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo My Perch or Yours Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo ($14.00 for oz.) features two new shades: a warm pink blush paired with a pale pink with gold shimmer highlighter. The blush performed beautifully with buildable coverage, as…

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Chanel Lumiere et Opulence Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Lumiere et Opulence (342) Chanel Lumiere et Opulence (342) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that features four shimmery shades in a smoky olive, peachy beige, golden olive, and dark brown. All four shades had good pigmentation, applied evenly, and blended out with ease over bare skin and lasted around eight hours before starting to fade on me. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below.…

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ColourPop Can’t Be Tamed Lip Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Can’t Be Tamed Lip Duo Colour Pop Can’t Be Tamed Lip Duo Colour Pop Can’t Be Tamed Lip Duo Can’t Be Tamed Colour Pop Can’t Be Tamed Lip Duo ($11.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes a sheerer, medium pink gloss with faint gold sparkle paired with a rosy mauve liquid lipstick that dried to a very flat, matte finish. The gloss was comfortable and easy to wear, though not the longest lasting (but as expected), while the liquid lipstick…

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Anastasia Norvina Vol. 1 Mini Pro Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Norvina Mini Vol. 1 Anastasia Norvina Mini Vol. 1 Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Palette ($29.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan palette that features seven matte shades and two shimmers. It was less of a struggle compared to the larger Norvina volumes, but I still had similar issues with respect to the formula being drier, more powdery, and more likely to sheer out/emphasizing skin texture/have fallout. Both shimmers were horrendous; inexcusably bad from a brand that is…

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Bobbi Brown Luxe Gems Eye Shadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Luxe Gems Bobbi Brown Luxe Gems Eye Shadow Palette ($75.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for the holiday season that features seven shades of the brand’s Luxe eyeshadow (which is their more expensive formula). The Luxe formula can be used dry or wet, though the current description of the formula indicates to use it with a wet brush to intensify the shine–and that seemed to be true for most shades in the palette. They are supposed…

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Urban Decay Honey Pot Holiday 2019 Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Honey Pot Urban Decay Honey Pot Holiday 2019 Makeup Set ($59.00 for 1.61 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that includes a miniature-sized setting spray and primer potion along with a six-pan eyeshadow palette and full-sized pencil eyeliner. The eyeshadows were on the drier side and would work better with an eyeshadow primer underneath them, though the one included in the set had a deeper color and more sparkly finish, which I didn’t think worked well for enhancing matte…

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Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette ($75.00 for 0.77 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that includes three eyeshadows, two cheek colors, one bronzer, and one highlighter. Most of the shades were soft, blendable, and long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation. The bronzer would have been more blendable, which was the worst “con” of the palette; all four cheek products were quite pigmented but those formulas are marketed as buildable, so they…

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ColourPop In a Twitter Blush & Lite Stix Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo In a Twitter Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo ($14.00 for 0.61 oz.) is a new cream blush and highlighter duo, which featured a warm, coral blush and a shimmering, peachy-coral highlighter (which may be a highlighting blush for lighter skin tones).…

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Urban Decay Highway Queen On the Run Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Highway Queen Urban Decay Highway Queen On the Run Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, limited edition orange-toned palette that features four more matte shades and four more shimmery shades. The formula was drier and thinner for most shades, which resulted in so-so application and wear; it’s just not the type of formula that does well on its own–it needed a primer underneath to ensure even adhesion and longer wear. I find this formula to be…

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Marc Jacobs Elec-trick (840) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Elec-trick (840) Marc Jacobs Beauty Elec-trick (840) Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette ($49.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday release that contains seven eyeshadows with four matte finishes and three shimmer finishes. If you’re unfamiliar with the line, the names read as a sentence when read together. Most of the eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and easy enough to use, but In the Stardust was fussy–more sparkly, more loosely-pressed, which meant it had to be used with a dampened…

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Urban Decay G Train On the Run Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

G Train Urban Decay G Train On the Run Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, limited edition eight-pan palette that featured three matte shades and five shimmers. The formula was drier, which meant they ran dusty to powdery with light to moderate fallout and a tendency to sheer out or appear drier on my lid. I’d recommend using most of the shimmery shades with a dampened brush to get a smoother finish on the lid. We…

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Laura Mercier Caviar du Jour Caviar Stick Mini Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Laura Mercier Caviar du Jour Caviar Chrome Mini Set Laura Mercier Caviar du Jour Caviar Chrome Mini Set Laura Mercier Caviar du Jour Caviar Chrome Mini Set Caviar du Jour Laura Mercier Caviar du Jour Caviar Chrome Mini Set ($39.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains three miniature-sized pencil eyeshadows. Two shades had good pigmentation and smoother application, while two were absolutely dismal across the board. The two better shades were still harder to diffuse along the edges as they set very…

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Dior Celebrate in Gold (017) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Celebrate in Gold (017) Dior Celebrate in Gold (017) High Fidelity Colours & Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($63.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan palette that features two golds, a soft golde-taupe, satiny brown, and rich black. Two of the five shades had lower-level shimmer, so the color story offered more contrast and versatility than some of the other Dior quints have in the past. All five shades performed well; they were pigmented, easy to apply and blend…

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Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Holiday 2019 Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set ($48.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features three loose highighters, which are part of the brand’s permanent selection of shades so any shade could be purchased individually if preferred. All three shades performed consistently with the original, individual…

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Givenchy Holiday 2019 Le Rouge Mini Lipstick Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Holiday 2019 Givenchy Holiday 2019 Le Rouge Mini Lipstick Set ($50.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that features four, miniature-sized Le Rouge lipsticks. Two of the four shades are from the more recently released (which missed even my radar!) shades, plus two that have been around for awhile. Each shade contains 0.05 oz., whereas a full-sized shade contains 0.12 oz. and retails for $38–the set contains $63.33 worth of product. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia…

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NARS Inferno Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Inferno NARS Inferno NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that is exclusive to Sephora. It contains three more matte shades, five glitter shades, and four shimmery shades. If you don’t like glitter, this is an easy skip, because five shades contain glitter (one uselessly) and only three of the non-glitter shades are actually good. The glitter used is plastic, and I have not been able to find any information that has suggested there’s…

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Urban Decay Sweet Little Vices Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sweet Little Vices Urban Decay Sweet Little Vices 4-Piece Mini Vice Lipstick Set ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition foursome that includes all new shades, and the twist on these is that each is scented and flavored differently from the regular Vice range. As much as I love the Vice range, these four were a disappointment. Only one of the four applied decently, but the other three were misses based on how they sat on lips–not the…

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Lancome Holiday 2019 Dual-Finish Highlighter Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Holiday 2019 Lancome Holiday 2019 Dual-Finish Highlighter Trio ($39.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio for the holiday season. It features the Dual Finish Highlighter formula with two new shades and one existing one. The powders can be used dry or wet depending on how intense of a glow you want to achieve. All three shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with Sparkling Peche being the best performing of the three. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia…

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Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set Undressed Anastasia Undressed Holiday 2019 Lip Set ($40.00 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of five, full-sized lip products for the holiday season. There are three matte, liquid lipsticks, one metallic, liquid lipstick, and one lip gloss. On Mute was the only shade that applied well and lasted evenly for a good period…

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Viseart Grande Pro Vol. 3 Pressed Pigment Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Grande Pro Vol. 3 Viseart Grande Pro Vol. 3 Grande Pro Palette ($175.00 for 2.1 oz.) is a limited edition, 30-pan palette that features all matte shades across blues, greens, reds, and yellows. Each column features a particular color family and goes from darker to lighter. Overall, the products performed similarly to past Viseart matte eyeshadows with most shades applying better and were more blendable in practice than the initial swatches would have indicated. Some shades were more pigmented in…

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Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Glossy Posse Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set ($42.00 for 0.9 oz.) includes five, miniature-sized glosses with four new, exclusive shades and one from the permanent range. I’m curious if any of these shades will be brought into the permanent line next year; they did that with the prior holiday releases but not all shades. Depending on your natural lip color, these may look more similar than dissimilar applied, as it is a sheerer gloss formula. I was…

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